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Na Pali Makai (Kekaha)
Ranked #31 of 165 attractions in Kauai
Category: Caverns/ Caves; Waterfalls
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Ranked #32 of 165 attractions in Kauai
Category: Historic Sites; Farms; Museums
Owner description: This 80-acre site was originally a sugar plantation where you can see the original family mansion, the worker's quarters and... more » Owner description: This 80-acre site was originally a sugar plantation where you can see the original family mansion, the worker's quarters and many fine gardens. « less
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Ranked #33 of 165 attractions in Kauai
Category: Gardens
Owner description: NTBG’s McBryde Garden and Allerton Garden are located on the south shore of Kauai in the picturesque Lawai Valley. Individual... more » Owner description: NTBG’s McBryde Garden and Allerton Garden are located on the south shore of Kauai in the picturesque Lawai Valley. Individual tours of each garden run daily and include a ride from the Visitors Center in Poipu along a scenic coastal route and continue along the valley rim on a former sugarcane train railbed. Visitors disembark on the valley floor to explore these outstanding gardens. McBryde, NTBG’s flagship garden, is home to the world’s largest collection of native Hawaiian flora, many endangered or having gone extinct in the wild. It is a “botanical ark”, filled with palms, flowering trees, ornamental flowers, and unusual plants from the tropical world. Allerton is a former private estate, named by National Geographic Traveler magazine as one of the 50 places to see in a lifetime. Plants form the walls of outdoor rooms, the canopy of trees the ceiling. Housed within are elegant statuary and water features. A popular spot for photos is the ‘Jurassic trees’, with their massive curving roots.National Tropical Botanical Garden is a nonprofit institution, dedicated to saving and studying tropical plants. « less
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Hanalei Pier (Hanalei)
Ranked #34 of 165 attractions in Kauai
Category: Other
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Ranked #35 of 165 attractions in Kauai
Category: Beaches
Owner description: A rocky northern Kauai beach where the hula dance is said to have originated. Also known to be the most visited beach in... more » Owner description: A rocky northern Kauai beach where the hula dance is said to have originated. Also known to be the most visited beach in Kauai. « less
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Ranked #36 of 165 attractions in Kauai
Category: Gardens
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Wailua Falls (Lihue)
Ranked #37 of 165 attractions in Kauai
Category: Waterfalls

The waterfalls are beautiful but you can only view them from the end of a long, dead-end, winding road of fields, up high. There is limited parking with a small turn-around area... more »

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Ranked #38 of 165 attractions in Kauai
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #39 of 165 attractions in Kauai
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Ranked #40 of 165 attractions in Kauai
Category: Parks
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Ranked #41 of 165 attractions in Kauai
Category: Concerts
Owner description: Doug and Sandy have been giving authentic Hawaiian slack key guitar and ukelele concerts twice a week at Hanalei Community... more » Owner description: Doug and Sandy have been giving authentic Hawaiian slack key guitar and ukelele concerts twice a week at Hanalei Community Center since 1999. They're a standard attraction and an excellent way for visitors to learn about the history of Hawaii's slack key music as well as old stories that inspired the music - Sandy also relates some of the cultural connections of the survival of this native Hawaiian music. Their primary purpose is to make people aware of the history and cultural importance of this type of music. Concerts are one of the most affordable things to do on Kauai and appeal to both the individual visitor as well as to groups or families. « less
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Ranked #42 of 165 attractions in Kauai
Category: Historic Sites
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Ranked #43 of 165 attractions in Kauai
Category: Hiking Trails

The Nu'alolo Trail is a fairly steep climb, which is why it is recommended to start your climb down the Nu'alolo, cross over on the Nu'alolo Cliff Trail (cliff trail is CLOSED as... more »

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Ranked #44 of 165 attractions in Kauai
Category: Beaches
The isolated beach where the movie "South Pacific" was filmed. It is not a swimming beach but the views are spectacular.
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Queen's Bath (Princeville)
Ranked #45 of 165 attractions in Kauai
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest

The Queen's Bath is a tide pool about the size of a swimming pool, located below some cliffs in princeville along a rocky shoreline. The coastal views from this area are beautiful... more »

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Ranked #46 of 165 attractions in Kauai
Category: Beaches

If you are staying in the Hanalei or Princeville area, Anini Beach (southeast of Princeville) is one of the nicest swimmable (and child friendly) beaches on the northern side of... more »

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Ranked #47 of 165 attractions in Kauai
Category: Golf Courses
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Ranked #48 of 165 attractions in Kauai
Category: Dinner Theaters
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Ranked #49 of 165 attractions in Kauai
Category: Dinner Theaters
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Ranked #50 of 165 attractions in Kauai
Category: Beaches

Brennecke's Beach is one of the top body surfing and body boarding beaches on Kauai. No surfboards. Waves break consistently throughout the year but is usually best during summer... more »

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Ranked #51 of 165 attractions in Kauai
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Ranked #52 of 165 attractions in Kauai
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #53 of 165 attractions in Kauai
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #54 of 165 attractions in Kauai
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Ranked #55 of 165 attractions in Kauai
Category: Mountains
Mountains on Kauai that offer many hiking trails.
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Ranked #56 of 165 attractions in Kauai
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: Built in the 1930’s, Kilohana Plantation is a historic landmark and premier visitor attraction offering visitors and locals a... more » Owner description: Built in the 1930’s, Kilohana Plantation is a historic landmark and premier visitor attraction offering visitors and locals a glimpse into Kauai’s past combined with assorted island-style activities, dining and shopping. Ride on our Kauai Plantation Railway, winding its way through the plantation’s working farms and orchards. Learn about Kauai’s history, enjoy the beautiful views and stop to feed the pigs! Take the afternoon to stroll the grounds and explore the 16,000 sq. foot plantation home. Stop in at Koloa Rum Co. for a rum tasting or for a full “Rum & Dining Experience.” Visit the various artisan shops located around the grounds and both upstairs and downstairs in the home. Established in 1986, Gaylord’s restaurant is a Kauai tradition. Set in the courtyard of the estate, it offers fresh, island-inspired food and beverages for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Make lunch a part of your fun afternoon on the estate or make reservations for a romantic dinner. Memorable by day, unforgettable by night. Opening soon: A fun new bar in the Kilohana living room. Luau Kalamaku is Kauai’s only theatrical luau telling the story of the original Tahitian voyage to the Hawaiian islands. An interactive experience, it offers all the exciting luau features including an imu ceremony, torch lighting, Polynesian knife dance and of course traditional music & hula. Choose one or all of the features that Kilohana Plantation has to offer. Open daily, you’ll love the chance to see a piece of Kauai’s history while experiencing the best of the island today! « less
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Lawai Beach (Koloa)
Ranked #57 of 165 attractions in Kauai
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Ranked #58 of 165 attractions in Kauai
Category: Ships
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Ranked #59 of 165 attractions in Kauai
Category: Hiking Trails
One of Kauai's best hiking trails.
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Ranked #60 of 165 attractions in Kauai
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